Apr
11
Sat
Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport @ Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road.
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport
Saturday, April 11, 2020
8:00-10:00 AM
Leaders: Bob Slyker 530-205-9011 bgsly@aol.com Carol and

Bruce Malnor (530-263-9392) cmalnor@comcast.net

Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road. Easy walking on a wooded trail and along Kentucky Creek and the Yuba River. Dress warmly. We will see species common to an oak woodland/riparian habitat, such as California Quail, Black Phoebe, Spotted Towhee, and Acorn Woodpecker, Wrentit, Steller’s Jay, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Yellow- breasted Chat and also nesting cliff swallows. There’s a possibility of seeing Bald Eagle and American Dipper. Please contact Bob or Carol if the weather is questionable.

Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylor Ranch, @ Meet in the parking lot off Humphrey Road at the southeast corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylor Ranch, Penryn Saturday, April 11, 2020
9:00-11:00 AM
Leader: Howard Williams oldbackpacker@me.com

Meet in the parking lot off Humphrey Road at the southeast corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in Penryn. Note: the address for the Reserve is different.  Please contact leader if the weather is questionable

This trip is intended for beginners, but experienced birders are welcome and add to the experience for all. Traylor Ranch affords an opportunity to see the resident species of the lower foothills and valley floor, usually twenty or more different species. We’ll spend about two hours and walk a little more than a mile. Come on out, bring your binoculars and help us find some birds. The more eyes and ears, the more birds we’ll see. Please contact leader if the weather is questionable. Here’s the Placer Co. web site for Traylor Ranch:

Apr
19
Sun
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley @ Meet in the Briar Patch parking lot at 8:00AM.
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley
Sunday, April 19, 2020
8:00-10:00 AM
Leader: Dan Stewart 530-265-4677 dcstew@outlook.com

Meet in the Briar Patch parking lot at 8:00AM. . Please contact Dan if the weather is questionable.

This walk is designed for beginners, but more skilled birders are helpful and welcome. We’ll talk about binoculars, how and where to find birds, what to look for when you find one. We meet in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. We walk for a little less than two miles and it usually takes about two hours. Fifteen to twenty different species are almost guaranteed, especially with enough sharp eyes and ears. It’s a nice walk up over the hill at Sierra College and back to the Briar Patch. Come on out and help us find and identify some birds and maybe even a soothsayer. Please contact Dan if the weather is questionable

Apr
24
Fri
Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport @ Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road.
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport
Friday, April 24, 2020
8:00 –10:00 AM
Leader: Sylvia Wright, sylvia.L.Wright.1@gmail.com

530-379-5124

Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road. Easy walking on a wooded trail and along Kentucky Creek and the Yuba River. We will see species common to an oak woodland/riparian habitat and the river, such as Band-tailed Pigeon, White-breasted Nuthatch, Bullock’s Oriole, Cliff Swallows, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, California Towhee, and Acorn Woodpecker. There’s a possibility of seeing Bald Eagle and American Dipper. Please contact Sylvia if the weather is questionable.

Apr
25
Sat
Birding by Ear #1 (Lower Elevations) at Bridgeport State Park @ Meet at the Bridgeport north parking area (across the bridge) of the South Yuba River State Park.
Apr 25 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Birding by Ear #1 (Lower Elevations) at Bridgeport State Park
Saturday April 25, 2020
7:00-11AM
Leader: Rudy Darling (530-272-6504, rdarling@sbbmail.com)

Moderate walking on a grade, limited in-park driving.

Meet at the Bridgeport north parking area (across the bridge) of the South Yuba River State Park. We will visit a couple of different lower elevation habitats and work on the songs and calls of typical species, and possibly some rarer ones. Expect Yellow- breasted Chat, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Phainopepla, Chipping Sparrow, Bullock’s Oriole, Yellow Warbler, and a cast of thousands. Call if in doubt about weather cancellation.

Apr
26
Sun
Hummingbird Extravaganza @ We will be leaving at 5:00 pm from the Park and Ride lot behind the large church at the corner of Hwy 49 and Wolf Rd.
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Hummingbird Extravaganza Sunday, April 26, 2020
5:00-7:30pm
Leader: Kate Brennan, 530-268-1682

Do you love hummingbirds? Join us for an evening with an astonishing number of hummers at a well established migratory rest and refueling stop. We will be driving out Perimeter Rd to a private residence to view hundreds of Anna’s, Black-chinned, Rufous, and the occasional Calliope Hummingbirds. We will be leaving at 5:00 pm from the Park and Ride lot behind the large church at the corner of Hwy 49 and Wolf Rd. Rain will cancel – call Kate if weather becomes an issue. Bring binoculars, lawn chair, finger food to share or your own picnic, wine, etc.; some finger

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food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Stay until near sunset to see the greatest numbers of hummers.

May
2
Sat
BYLT Black Swan Preserve @ Meet at the Park & Ride at Hwy 20 and Rough and Ready Hwy (Penn Valley)
May 2 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

BYLT Black Swan Preserve
Saturday May 2, 2020
7:00 – 11:00 AM
Leaders: Steve and Diane Rose (530) 615-9216

gnateater@gmail.com

Meet at the Park & Ride at Hwy 20 and Rough and Ready Hwy (Penn Valley) and carpool to Black Swan (about 15 minutes away).
We will walk down a gently sloping Jeep track that runs along Snake Creek to the Preserve’s large pond (about one half mile). After birding the area of the pond, participants have the option of returning on the Jeep track or continuing on the loop trail (about another 1.5 miles), which circles the pond while climbing (steeply in places) around the hydraulic cliff face, giving spectacular views of the Preserve. In addition to many wildflowers, we may see or hear about 50 bird species, including Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Hutton’s and Warbling Vireos, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Phainopepla, Rufous- crowned Sparrow, Bullock’s Oriole, up to six species of migrant warblers, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Lazuli Bunting. If you are interested in attending please send an email with your contact information in case of questionable weather.